Of All the Gin-Joint Lives…

Monday, Jan 16

In all the world, He walked into this one.
(For you spring chickens, that’s a reference to a famous line in Casablanca.)

I heard Him knocking. I kept saying, “Just a minute. Let me straighten things up in here a little!” There were so many old attitudes lying around, you see. So many judgements and hurts, frustrations and mistakes and failures. So many things that just weren’t presentable.

The “minute” stretched into decades.

Still, patiently, He waited. And He knocked.

I’ve given up on trying to be presentable. I can’t manage it on my own. And looky-there–He’s got a toolbox in His hand. He’s the Carpenter–and He’s here to renovate.

And He is welcome here. At last, at last, I’ve opened the door.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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